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    Bit Defender

    I am considering installing Bit Defender to replace Norton System Works. I have heard that there are problems uninstalling Symantec products. Is it necessary to uninstall Norton before installing Bit Defender? Can anyone give me a report after using Bit Defender?

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    Re: Bit Defender

    Is it necessary to uninstall Norton before installing Bit Defender? YES

    One never wants to run two (2) AV or Firewalls programs at the same time.

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    Re: Bit Defender

    And if you are really going to get rid of Norton, make sure you use THEIR uninstall utilities to do it after you run the AddRemove programs from Windows.
    Check Symantec's web site for the removal tools.

    ( I don't know that Bit Defender has all of the features that Systemworks has? )
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    Re: Bit Defender

    SystemWorks contains a lot of useful disk utilties in addition to Norton Antivirus. If you can just uninstall Norton Antivirus, you can keep all the other useful stuff. I don't know whether it is obvious how to do that. If not, perhaps the Symantec Knowledgebase has the answer.

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    Re: Bit Defender

    You can just start the Systemworks CD as if you were installing it and it will give you an option to "modify" the existing installation.
    You can then just deselect the AV part of SW and it will uninstall just the AV.
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    Re: Bit Defender

    Be prepared to spend a lot of time removing Norton's anything from the registry. It took me two days to remove all I could find.

    Good Luck.
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